Instructors

Lynda Brown, CFI

Chief Flight Instructor (CFI), Class 1 Flight Instructor and Ground Instructor

Designated Flight Test Examiner for Transport Canada, and Authorized Person

Lynda has been training pilots for over 38 years. She has flown over 20,000 hours in over 25 different types of aircraft.

Her dream aircraft is a Pilatus PC-12, but her favorite is a Corsair.


Jonathan Bloomquist

Assistant CFI, Class 2 Flight Instructor and Ground Instructor

Jonathan completed his Commercial Pilots License, Multi-IFR, Float Rating, and Flight Instructor Rating in the Lower Mainland and now lives and works on Vancouver Island. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Jonathan has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management but decided to make a change in 2015 and move to the west coast to pursue a career in aviation. He is a graduate of the BCIT Airline and Flight Operations – Commercial Pilot Program.


Tony Appels

Class 1 Flight Instructor and Ground Instructor

Tony comes to Vital Aviation with a diverse background as a pilot and aeronautical engineer.  After a 27-year military career, he retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2013 and spent the next 7 years as an aviation professor at the School of Aviation at Seneca College and as a pilot for WestJet Encore.  Tony has been active as a pilot and flight instructor for over 25 years and has a passion for teaching others to fly.  He holds an Airline Transport Pilots License endorsed with a Group 1 Instrument Rating and a Class 1 Flight Instructor Rating and has logged over 5,000 flight hours.


Brady Parcels

Class 4 Flight Instructor and Ground Instructor

Brady joins us from New Brunswick, where he recently completed a multi IFR commercial license program with MFC Training and Mount Allison University.

His passion started with air cadets, leading him to pursue a glider license before attending university.

In 2019 Brady competed in the Webster Memorial Trophy, representing the Atlantic provinces. Now that he resides in BC, he hopes to learn to fly float planes and taildraggers.


Ian Chomeczko

Class 4 Flight Instructor and Ground Instructor

Ian is Vital Aviation trained, from PPL to Instructor rating.

Ian Joined our instructional team as a class 4 instructor in Spring 2021


Administration/Dispatch

Kevin Koekman – PPL / CPL Candidate

Joanna Korpershoek – PPL Candidate

Daniel McMeel – PPL / CPL Candidate

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